JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri health department says one of the horses shown at the State Fair has died from rabies. The horse was noticed to be sick Aug. 17 and died two days later. It was shown in the Saddlebred Show and stabled in Barn C. The horse was dark red with a black mane, tail and legs. Public Health Veterinarian Howard Pue said people who petted the horse or attended an event where it was present aren’t at risk for rabies. He said rabies is transmitted in saliva through bites, into open wounds or through the eyes, nose, mouth or mucous membranes. State health officials said those who had contact with the horse’s saliva between Aug. 7 and Aug. 9 should contact their doctor.
Horse at Missouri State Fair tested positive for rabies
To read the full article, please sign up or login.
Get full access to the Columbia Missourian on your computer, phone, and tablet for just $5.95 per month.
* All the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine, updated 24/7
* Your news. Your device. Your time.
If you'd like to read more about the value of being a member, read this column from the Missourian's executive editor, Tom Warhover.